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There are 8 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin A

$67 - $83

Cheapest option

Fly from Santiago de Compostela  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Madrid (MAD) SCQ - MAD

$24 - $126

6 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to A Coruña
  2. Take the bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Madrid Estacion Sur

$40 - $71

Bus Avanza Grupo  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Pontevedra
  2. Take the bus from Pontevedra to Madrid Auto Res

$46 - $70

Rideshare  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 375.8 miles

$27 - $45

Drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 376.4 miles

$70 - $110

Train to A Coruna, fly  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
  2. Fly from A Coruna (LCG) to Madrid (MAD) LCG - MAD

$56 - $212

Train to Vigo, fly  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Madrid (MAD) VGO - MAD

$49 - $224

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is to rideshare which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is to fly which costs 21€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via A Coruña/La Coruña. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at Madrid Sol via Madrid Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid is 487 km. The road distance is 602.2 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 55€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid bus services, operated by MonBus, depart from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Santiago de Compostela station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is to train which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 55€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 9 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs 21€ - 110€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 304.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Madrid, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 5 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid via A Coruña and A Coruña/La Coruña in around 9 h 19 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $230
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from A Coruna to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Vigo to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $160
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to A Coruña
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Pontevedra
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
monbus.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from A Coruña/La Coruña to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Avanza Grupo
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Madrid is 602 km. It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid.

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Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3657+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Santiago de Compostela and Madrid. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago de Compostela Airport is to bus which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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